Kurdish population in Turkey: Time for justice and a roadmap towards reconciliation – London meeting

woman in Kurdish village

Hosted by the Law Society:

Date: Wednesday, 20 February, 17.30-20.00

Venue:  The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1PL

This seminar of the Law Society, arranged in conjunction with Human Rights Watch, will bring together international and Turkish lawyers. Speakers include Emma Sinclair Webb, author of the Human Rights Watch report, Professor Francoise Hampson of the Human Rights Centre at the University of Essex (who together with her colleague Professor Kevin Boyle received the Liberty “Human Rights Lawyer of the Year” award for her work on the Kurdish cases), and Tahir Elci, President of the Diyarbakir Bar, who was himself involved in many of the ECHR cases, including Ozkan v Turkey, the largest of the village destruction cases to come before the ECHR.

20th February 2013 is in fact the 20th anniversary of the attack on the  village of Ormanici which formed the basis of this case.

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